Renewable energy conference slated
Renewable Energy World prepares to kick off busy conference season.
The conference season is about to take off, starting this year with the Renewable Energy World Conference and Expo , to be held in Las Vegas March 10 to 12. Billed as renewable energy's leading conference, the event, formerly called POWER-GEN Renewable Energy & Fuels, is expected to feature 300 exhibitors, drawing a crowd of about 5,000 renewable energy professionals.
Approximately one-third of attendees are engineers. Conference tracks include wind power, solar, bio power, solar, hydro power, geothermal, transportation fuels, technology challenges, and policy, marketing and finance.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.